Saturday, 21 July, 2018
   Patnekar: Formalin Fish is a critical issue for Goa; Congress wasted two days of Assembly Session, Kavalekar spoiled the opportunity of question on fisheries   Second Day of State Assembly Session adjourned; Opposition leaders continue their demands of formalin fish issue; Speaker Pramod Sawant adjourn the session for second time till Monday 11:30 am   Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo supports action of Congress MLAs; states that formalin fish issue is a critical one, government is not equipped for tests & regular tests were not carried out earlier, everyone should support the cause   Luizinho Faleiro: "No fish loaded truck is seized, government protecting Fish Mafia, have moved resolution demanding to appoint judicial commission to investigate adulteration of food   CM Parrikar :" Fish import has been banned, seven trucks sent back yesterday; today one truck sent back, have asked time to file reply by Monday as two departments are involved, what is the problem?"   Congress leaders say "formalin fish" issue is important; adjournment motion is not disposed by speaker   Second day of State Legislative Assembly begins on a dramatic note, chaos continues as opposition leaders demand discussion on "formalin fish"; speaker Pramod Sawant adjourns the house till 2:30   Chaos at Mapusa Fish market; vendors deny sale of 40 boxes of fish brought from Mumbai; demand proper inspection and test by concerned authorities; two dealers from Mumbai flee from spot   Formalin in fish takes Assembly by storm   It’s official! Fisheries dept has no officer to test fish quality   4 fish-laden trucks stopped at Polem   Karwar fisherfolk enter Canacona with baskets of ‘imported’ fish   Cleaning beaches comes at a price of  `9 cr a year!   Surla goes dry for a month as Collector bans liquor sale

No more harassment

12th August 2017, 11:56 Hrs

It is an accepted fact that brutal crimes against women are committed on a daily basis across the nation. Every single day children, young girls, mothers and women from all walks of life are not just eve-teased, but molested, violated and assaulted in the streets and even in the safety of their homes.
In what can only be termed as a brazen incident, a 22-year-old woman from Khola was abducted on Thursday as she awaited a bus home from the KTC bus stand at Canacona by simply being grabbed and forcibly dragged out of the populated terminus by none other than a teenager no older than 16 years. When the woman shouted for help, the accused threatened to kill her and anyone who attempted to intervene forcing her to get onto his two-wheeler which he then rode away to an isolated spot at Keri where he attempted to sexually assault her.
Thanks to her quick thinking and courage, however, the woman got herself out of a terrifying ordeal. But the fact that she was put in this position in the first place is a poor reflection of the government and police force that is failing in its duty to protect women and girls everywhere.
The issue of women's safety is not a trifling one - it needs to take centrestage until our leaders and all stakeholders yield and take control on the crisis that looms across every street and corner of India. How long will this menace go on for?

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